CORTLAND, Ohio – Betty Jane Rupp, age 78, of Cortland passed away on Wednesday, August, 23, 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas.
She was born February 7, 1939 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Roy and Della Karenke.
Betty grew up with her brother, Gene Karenke and sisters, Alice Patterson and Shirley Moyer.
Betty Worked at Ohio Edison and as a teacher at Maplewood High School in Cortland, Ohio.
She was a longtime member of Mecca Community Church.
She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed spending time and doting on her grandchildren. She loved sailing and doing many outdoor activities. She was a friend to all.
She married John Arthur Rupp (Deceased – December 22, 2012) on July 13, 1961.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Corrine) Rupp of Statesville, North Carolina and Richard (Deborah) Rupp of Middlefield, Ohio and a daughter, Deborah (John, Jr.) Blue of The Woodlands, Texas. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Nichol (James, Sr.) Meehan of Gulf Breeze, Florida, John “JB” (Pamela) Blue III of The Woodlands, Texas, Megan and Katherine Rupp of Statesville, North Carolina and McKinzy Rupp of Middlefield, Ohio and three great-grandchildren, James Meehan, Jr., Skye’Lynn and Abigael Blue.
The family will receive family and friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland where the funeral service will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles Kindle officiant.
Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Betty’s memory to the Mecca Community Church, 5920 Phillips Rice Rd., Cortland, OH 44410.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 28 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.